Did anyone go to the public forum on the police use of full encryption? I work in a county near St. Mary's and, in spite of them being P25, we still can't communicate with them because they aren't sharing the encryption keys. It's really stupid.
It really offends me as a taxpayer since I live in St. Mary's county. Not because I can no longer listen, but because St. Mary's has well over a hundred cops from nearby jurisdictions living in St. Marys. These guys are a FREE resource to St. Mary's county as they travel throughout. To not allow them to communicate is beyond stupid.
It also offends me as a taxpayer, knowing the cost of a P25 Phase II system and knowing the county allegedly bought it to enhance interoperability. What a joke. If the surrounding counties, other state police barracks, the Natural Resource Police, Pax River Police and numerous federal agencies can't communicate with St. Marys within the boundaries of St. Mary's county, then interoperability is a pipe dream.